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by gridsleep
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: VSE - Good trader/seller thread
Replies: 2143
Views: 352679

Re: VSE - Good trader/seller thread

I just realized I forgot to put a mention in here of our fellow miscreant "cave" who came through in a pinch when he IM'd me that he had a Kawai K5000W available at a ripping decent price. Cosmetically it should be in the yard of Sanford & Son, but electronically, it is perfect. Thank you, cave, you...
by gridsleep
Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Poly-800 stuttering hiccup FIXED never mind thx
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Poly-800 stuttering hiccup FIXED never mind thx

Yes, the X-Stations charge their own batteries, and there is even a system setting for it. You can choose no charging, medium charging only when on mains, low charging when on USB, or medium charging when on USB. One of the display pages also shows what voltage and current the batteries are providin...
by gridsleep
Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Poly-800 stuttering hiccup FIXED never mind thx
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Poly-800 stuttering hiccup FIXED never mind thx

Thanks, cgren72, I will look into that. I just wish the Poly-800 would recharge its own cells as the X-Station does. I am sure now that the sound problem was due to lack of use and the memory structure decaying. Yes, going from RCA sockets to 1/8" sockets can be a hassle. I have adapters lying about...
by gridsleep
Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Poly-800 stuttering hiccup FIXED never mind thx
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Poly-800 stuttering hiccup

Thanks for taking the time. I was writing about the RCA jacks on my USB audio/MIDI adapter. I have cables with RCA male on one end and 1/4" male on the other. Then, I just (fortunately) bought 1/4" female to 1/8" male mono adapters. Those went into a 2-to-1 1/8" adapter which went into the From tape...
by gridsleep
Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Poly-800 stuttering hiccup FIXED never mind thx
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Poly-800 stuttering hiccup FIXED never mind thx

I haven't touched my Korg Poly-800 in several weeks. It was not connected to the mains nor were there any C cells in the reservoir. Having no C's to use (or rather being too lazy to get the rechargeable C's out of my X-Station 49) I connected a 9V adapter from another synthesizer. Only a second too ...
by gridsleep
Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Alesis Micron NRPN chart on Yahoo! Groups
Replies: 2
Views: 1381

Re: Alesis Micron NRPN chart on Yahoo! Groups

X/Y/Z have different number ranges. An assigned function can have three different values, depending on whether you assign it to X, Y, or Z. Also, any discrepancies have been corrected. The chart is as complete as it can ever be. Pity there isn't a controller out there that can handle negative values...
by gridsleep
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth Builder's Prayer
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: Synth Builder's Prayer

Fader, forgive me for I have sined. It has been seven days since my last compression.
by gridsleep
Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio FZ-1 disks
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Casio FZ-1 disks

I just acquired a Casio FZ-1 that needs some minor work but is otherwise in great shape. The previous owner included one copy floppy disk which, unfortunately, stops loading at cylinder 45. I am looking for copies or images of the original sound floppies FL-A and FL-B that came with the keyboard. If...
by gridsleep
Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth Builder's Prayer
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Synth Builder's Prayer

This link is a must-have for everyone who inhabits this joint more than once a month. I thought of putting this in Off-topic, but it's so close to the matter of preserving our dearly beloved machines that it belongs here, where the hardware roams free. The Synth Builder's Prayer [/font][/size]
by gridsleep
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Kawai K5000S vs. Novation SL MKII + NI Razor
Replies: 16
Views: 5139

Re: Kawai K5000S vs. Novation SL MKII + NI Razor

Get a Kurzweil 150. Two-hundred forty oscillators. One monophonic quarter inch output jack. What's not to love? Additive of the gods. Of course, you'll need an Apple ][gs to use the programming software (available for download from Kurzweil's web site.) Or you could write your own, which I am going ...
by gridsleep
Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why so subtractive?
Replies: 52
Views: 3456

Re: Why so subtractive?

P.S. Dear VSE ... Is there anything I can do to make it up to you? Oh I don't know AG, you stepped way over the line there. I hope you're being ironic. If you were serious, then you resent AG for his mildly sarcastic response to PD's character assassination. I only know AG from his videos, and he s...
by gridsleep
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why so subtractive?
Replies: 52
Views: 3456

Re: Why so subtractive?

If you don't want subtractive, or, at least, not so much nor a majority of subtractive, there are the following: Hartmann Neuron Kurzweil 150 Kawai K5 & K5m Kawai K5000s/w/r Technics SX-WSA1 and WSA1R Casio FZ-1, FZ-10m and FZ-20m Oxford OSCar and GForce ImpOSCar Seiko DS-250 and DS-310 Native Instr...
by gridsleep
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesis types
Replies: 12
Views: 1114

Re: Synthesis types

Then there's spiral synthesis, as described in this very interesting article by Tracy Lind Petersen, which treats sound as a helix traveling through time, four dimensional in nature.
by gridsleep
Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Which sampler am I looking for?
Replies: 21
Views: 2349

Re: Which sampler am I looking for?

Is the sampler in the Korg Triton Rack equivalent, in audio quality at least, to the E-mu E4X Turbo? I have the Korg and I have my eye on an E-mu. There's also an E-mu E4 Platinum, but that's a bit out of my budget, for now. Why do these things always become available when they are not obtainable? ...
by gridsleep
Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:46 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Which sampler am I looking for?
Replies: 21
Views: 2349

Re: Which sampler am I looking for?

Is the sampler in the Korg Triton Rack equivalent, in audio quality at least, to the E-mu E4X Turbo? I have the Korg and I have my eye on an E-mu. There's also an E-mu E4 Platinum, but that's a bit out of my budget, for now. Why do these things always become available when they are not obtainable? I...